Public Viewing To Be Held At Heinz Field For Dan Rooney

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The funeral arrangements are set for Pittsburgh Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney, and they include a public viewing at Heinz Field.

Team spokesman Burt Lauten says that will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the PNC Champions Club at the stadium.

Rooney’s funeral Mass will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Cathedral in the city’s Oakland section.

Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday ordered the Commonwealth flag to be flown at half-staff across Pennsylvania to honor Rooney, who died Thursday at 84.

Bishop David Zubik remembered Rooney during Good Friday services at St. Paul Cathedral.

“He was a man of humility. He was always proud to be a Pittsburgher. Nothing could overtake the pride he had in being a Pittsburgher. And he was so humble in terms of sharing all of his success with everybody in the region,” Bishop Zubik said.

Bishop Zubik will participate in the mass, but it will celebrated by long time Rooney friend, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, now of Washington, D.C.

St. Paul can only accommodate about 2,000 people, but many more are expected.

The family is asking that memorial contributions be made to Rooney’s alma mater, Duquesne University, or the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Rooney is survived by his wife, Patricia, and seven of the couple’s nine children.

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